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New technology aims to aid seniors

Posted: 4:11 PM, Mar 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-01 19:11:02-05

When you think of embracing new technology, younger generations may come to mind, but there are a growing number of ways that technology can help the elderly.

Walabot has motion sensors that keep an eye out for falls.

“It knows a fall versus just kneeling down to get something, and it will notify someone you set up ahead of time,” explains CNET’s Dan Ackerman.

Wearables such as the Apple Watch and Nurture Watch have fall detection built-in. So do smart shoes by Evone, which also send alerts.

The “Hip Safe” aims to prevent injury with a protective belt.

“It actually has airbags that instantly inflate in a third of a second to cushion your hips when you fall,” Ackerman says.

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